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Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

Gain in-depth knowledge about the workings of the human brain and computers that are capable of intelligent behavior.

What is Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence?

  • Within this English program, you learn everything about communication, cognition, and technological innovation. How does our brain process all the impulses which it receives? How do we save all the information and remember it? How is it possible that computers and robots show intelligent behavior? How does communication between humans and robots work?

  • You take courses like Human-Computer Interaction, Cognition & Creativity, and Games for Artificial Intelligence.

  • Among our communication courses, Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence is the most technically-oriented program, but it's not an exact sciences program.

  • This Bachelor’s program is an excellent choice if you want to know more about artificial intelligence (the study and design of computers and software that can reproduce aspects of human intelligence) in combination with the science of cognition: the study of thinking, language, learning, and mental representations in relation to other psychological processes that involve attention, observation, memory, use of language, and decision making.

What can you do after Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence?

Cognitive Science & Artificial Intelligence prepares you for a successful career in business, consultancy, or science. Developments in this field are extremely rapid, and well-trained specialists are in great demand. Jobs open to you include web analyst, social media analyst, data journalist, intelligent software developer, social robot developer, and technology consultant.

Why study Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence in Tilburg?

  • You take an unique English-taught program in the field of cognition, communication, and technological innovation with a great deal of attention for creativity, soft computing skills, and big data.

  • The courses offered are linked up with the latest developments. The program has its own Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab, where students, scientists, and external stakeholders work together on innovative projects.

  • You are familiarized with the latest techniques in the field of data processing, such as data mining and data visualization. As a communication scholar with experience in these kinds of techniques, you will have an interesting profile for many employers.

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Lab of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

Curriculum of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

Mathijs, student

"Your personal experience and growing as a person is the most import part of your life as a student. Your grades only come in on a close second place.. or a third..."

Pieter Spronck, professor

"In the 21st century, being able to program a computer is a vital skill for any student, regardless of their scientific domain and regardless of their envisioned profession."

Niklas, 1st year student

"Just like a plane doesn’t fly like a bird, artificial intelligence will most likely not be anything like human intelligence… Still, our brain is a great place to look for inspiration and I can’t wait to explore the many advancements being made in neuroscience & AI."

Tuition fees and monthly cost of living

  • Tuition fee for EU/EEA students: € 2,060 per year.
  • Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students: € 5,060 per year. One time immigration fees: € 317.

Life in Tilburg is relatively inexpensive compared to other student cities in the Netherlands, such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. The overview below gives an indication for your monthly cost of living (including rent, food and drink, books and insurance), of course depending on your lifestyle.

Cost of living in Tilburg

The tuition fees mentioned above are the tuition fees for 2018-2019. Please note that this is an indication, slight differences in the exact tuition fees are possible.

Quality assurance

Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence is a track of Communication and Information Sciences. The dutch program Communication and Information Sciences is first-ranked in the Keuzegids Universities 2017 and the Elsevier Best Studies 2015 which are based on student satisfaction and opinions (National Student Survey).

Number 1 programme Keuzegids 2016-2017 NVAO

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